Tina Esposito

Tina (Stiris) Esposito, a 1997 graduate in health information management, was named one of the “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT” by Health Data Management.

Esposito is vice president of Advocate Health Care’s Center for Health Information Services.

The national accolade recognizes women who are driving technology innovation, deploying leading-edge technology and implementing healthcare systems that dramatically increase patient safety and improve organizational efficiency.

“We are so proud that Tina has been honored with this prestigious recognition,” said Rishi Sikka, Advocate senior vice president of clinical operations. “Her leadership helped Advocate advance our data strategy and develop technology solutions that enhance the delivery of safe, patient-focused care.”

Esposito joined Advocate in 1999 as a statistical data analyst at Lutheran General Hospital. She was named director of the Center for Health Information Services in 2008 and promoted to vice president in 2012.

She and her team are responsible for system measurement and analytics to support improved patient outcomes and organizational performance. She is the Advocate executive for strategic oversight of the Advocate Cerner Collaborative to create a population health management platform for Advocate. The platform includes a big data strategy, advanced analytical models and deployment into clinical workflow.

Karen Patena, director of the AHS Program in Health Information Management, remembers Esposito well.

“Tina was an outstanding student,” says Patena. “I’m not surprised by her accomplishments, but it’s always so wonderful to hear when alumni do so well!”